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Michigan Welcome from Dan Skye

Looking back at the slate of our Cannabis Cup last year, the HIGH TIMES staff unanimously agrees that the HIGH TIMES Medical Cannabis Cup in Clio gave us our warmest welcome. The local media was extraordinarily supportive and covered the issues surrounding cannabis with surprising honesty. But most gratifying was the number of thank yous we received from so many attendees for bringing the Cannabis Cup to Michigan.

We’ve always maintained that the Cup is a trade show first and foremost, an opportunity to showcase our industry and allow canna-businesses to meet the marijuana marketplace face-to-face. Of course, it’s a celebration, too, but our aim is to lay a foundation for the burgeoning cannabis industry.

This year we’ve increased the size and scope of the Cannabis Cup, with more vendors, more entertainment and a host of seminars that focus on Michigan’s cannabis community. And, of course, on Sunday night, we’ll award the coveted Cannabis Cup to the best ganja products of the Great Lakes State.

Enjoy your weekend, everyone! And let‘s work together to make legalization a reality—not only in Michigan, but nationwide!

Dan Skye


HIGH TIMES is spreading the Cannabis Cup love to the Midwest this August! 

Join us at the Auto City Speedway in Clio, Michigan for the 2015 HIGH TIMES Michigan Medical Cannabis Cup, featuring a wide array of vendors, live entertainment, VIP experiences, seminars and classes taught by our world-renown cultivation editors, special guests to be announced and more! Michigan is a reciprocity state and recognizes out-of-state medical cards as valid.

The event is open for all adults 18+. You do not need a medical card to attend the Cup, but you will need a medical marijuana ID card if you plan to consume cannabis on-site, in accordance with Michigan law. 

Interested in buying a booth, sponsoring or entering the HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup in Michigan?

Contact us here -
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Phone - 212-387-0500

And don't forget to take a peek at all of the previous Michigan Cannabis Cup winners

More information is coming soon! 




*plus applicable fees

Includes Saturday only entry to the Cannabis Cup Expo and Saturday night concert/party.
***No Gift Bag with this Ticket***



*plus applicable fees

Includes Sunday only entry to the Cannabis Cup Expo and Sunday night Awards Show
***No Gift Bag with this Ticket***

2-Day VIP Pass: Saturday & Sunday


*plus applicable fees

2-Day VIP Pass Includes:

  • 2-Day Admission to the HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup Expo Saturday 8/22 - Sunday 8/23
  • Admission to the Saturday Night Concert/Party
  • Admission to the HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup Awards Show on Sunday night
  • Express VIP Entry
  • Cannabis Cup 2015 T-shirt
  • Event Guidebook
  • Medical Cannabis Cup Gift Bag
  • Limited Edition Cannabis Cup Poster


Saturday, August 22nd

Doors open at noon

1 p.m.
“Tales from Victims of the Drug War”
Charmie Gholson (moderator), director of Michigan Moms United
Maria Green, parent of child child taken by Child Protective Services
Alysa Erwin, patient denied access to life-saving medicine
Ashley Duval, both father and brother are incarcerated
Bob Redden, first individual to be raided following passage of Michigan medical marijuana laws.

2 p.m.
“The Campaign to Legalize Cannabis in Michigan 2016”
Featuring board members of Michigan Legalize
Rick Thompson (moderator), The Compassion Chronicles, Midwest Multi Media Management
Debra Young, Detroit Compassion Center
Josey Scoggin, Sons and Daughters United
Josh Covert, attorney
Tom Lavigne, attorney
Matt Abel, attorney
David Rudoi, attorney

3:30 p.m.
HIGH TIMES presents a live presentation of "Free Weed from Danny Danko" with cultivation experts
Danny Danko, (host), HT senior cultivation editor
DJ Short, expert breeder and grower
Dale VanNorman, owner of T.otally H.erbal C.are
JB & Neema Samari, Cannabiotix

4:30 p.m.
“Vets & Cannabis: The Battle After Military Service”
Bobby Black (moderator), HT senior editor
Steven Jacob Lull, Green Union
Jen Spaulding, Green Union
Dakota Blue Serna, Green Union
Kevin Richardson, Weed 4 Warriors
Richard Pereyda, Weed 4 Warriors

5:30 p.m.
"Cultivation Secrets of Advanced Nutrients” 
Vaedynn Erlandson’s expertise has helped growers all over the world achieve the largest yields of highly concentrated cannabis.  His insights will help you push your cannabis plants to their maximum potential. 

8 p.m.
HIGHT TIMES presents Iration on the main stage

Sunday, August 23nd

Doors open at noon

1 p.m.
“The Art of Cannabis Cuisine” a live demonstration
Elise McDonough, author of The Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook, teams with Chef Payton Curry of, Arizona restaurateur and cannabis activist, to show how to prepare delicious cannabis infused foods and basic butter and oil infusions.

2:30 p.m.
“Legal Theft: The Crime of Civil Asset Forfeiture”
Michael Komorn (moderator), attorney
Charmie Gholson, MI Moms United
William Maze, attorney
Rep. Jeff Irwin, MI State House Representative

3:30 p.m.
“Canna-businesses in the Community”
Featuring local elected officials in places friendly to our industry
Rep. Jeff Irwin (moderator), MI HState House of Representatives
Sabra Briere, Ann Arbor City Council member
Brian Robb, Ypsilanti City Council member
Ray Foust, Montrose City Council member
Eric Gunnels, Thetford Township Trustee

4:30 p.m.
“Children & Cannabis: Pediatric Medical Marijuana Patients”
Michael Komorn (moderator), attorney
Dr. Christian Bogner, medical doctor
Dr. Kumar Singh, medical doctor
Joe Stone, medical data analysis for autism
Jim Powers, co-director of Michigan Parents for Compassion
Dwight Zahringer, parent of autistic child

7:30 p.m.
The HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup Awards on the main stage


How old do you have to be to attend?

All attendees must be 18 and older to attend the expo and the party (the “Event”). ID will be required at the door.

What is a valid photo ID?

Valid ID means a current, government­ issued photo ID (i.e. driver’s or non­driver's state license, passport or military ID) OR a copy of your birth certificate + a current photo ID (e.g. student ID)

Will medical cards from other states be accepted?

Yes, any valid medical card or doctors recommendations from legal medical marijuana states will be accepted.

How can I get a pass for the Michigan Cannabis Cup?

Tickets are on-­sale now at Our ticketing partner is Eventbrite. Make sure your email address is spelled correctly. After buying tickets, you’ll receive an email with an attachment from Eventbrite. Print-­out the attachment or take a screenshot photo on your cell phone. ­ The email’s attachment is your reservation. Bring the attachment to the Auto City Speedway, have the barcode scanned & you’ll be given a wristband. Once your ticket is scanned, it can’t be reused. You MUST WEAR the wristband until the event has ended, the wristband is your required for admission.

Are Medical Cannabis Cup passes refundable?

No, the passes are not refundable.

How can my business compete in the Medical Cannabis Cup?

For more information on entering flowers, cannabis concentrates or medical cannabis-­infused edibles, please contact us directly at (212) 387-­0500 or by email at

Do I need to be a medical marijuana patient to attend?

The Event will be open to all adults over the age of 18.

The outdoor medicating section of the Event will be available only to medical marijuana patients.

Are out­-of-­staters allowed to attend?

Yes, anyone over the age of 18 may attend the Event. Again, however, the outdoor medicating section will be available only to medical marijuana patients.

Did you know there is a FREE APP for the Cannabis Cup?

CLICK HERE to download the free HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup App!

Do I get any cannabis as part of my ticket price?

Due to Michigan law, we cannot give away cannabis. ­­ That's also why the ticket price is so low for a world­class cannabis event.

What?! It’s the Medical Cannabis Cup and I don’t get any free cannabis?

Sorry, that’s a promise we just can’t make! But we do promise you an event celebrating the incredibly diverse and emerging medical marijuana movement, including a two­-day cannabis and hemp expo that will feature cultivation seminars with HIGH TIMES editors, activism sessions with leaders of the medical marijuana movement and major cannabis celebrities, an all­-star awards ceremony and an unforgettable party with surprise musical guests.

Where is the HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup?

Auto City Speedway
10205 N Saginaw Rd Clio, MI 48420

What time do doors open at the Cannabis Cup?

Doors will open at 12 p.m. (Noon) on Saturday & Sunday.

How much is event parking?

Parking will cost $10, cash only.

Is there a bag search?


If I’m a medical marijuana patient, can I bring my own medical marijuana?

Yes, you may bring up to 2.5 ounces.

What am I NOT allowed to bring?

●  Alcohol

●  Food

●  Drinks

●  Glass bottles

●  Hard or soft sided coolers

●  Weapons

●  Skateboards, bikes or rollerblades

●  Aerial drones or Surveillance equipment

●  Unapproved pamphlets, handouts, advertisements, etc.

●  Pets (certified service dogs on leashes are permitted) 


Interested in volunteering at the 2015 HIGH TIMES Michigan Medical Cannabis Cup? 

Find out information about the volunteer program and create an application HERE